Hands-on Training: How to Incorporate Human-Centered Design into Your Programming
This high-energy, interactive session offers participants hands-on exposure to the theory and practice of human-centered design (HCD) and design thinking methodologies. Participants will work together in small groups to collectively solve an innovation challenge anchored in real-world youth employment issues and trends. Teams will go through a series of collaborative exercises to expose the most critical unmet needs and behavioral patterns of unemployed youth, generate fresh ideas using lateral thinking methods, and conceptualize solutions that are innovative and market-viable. Participants will leave this skill building training with reflections on how to bring these methodologies into their own work and organizations.